ETS Creates ETS Strategic Capital to Tap into New Growth Opportunities in Education

The new ETS unit will pursue strategic equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ETS, the world’s largest nonprofit educational assessment and measurement organization, today announced the creation of ETS Strategic Capital, a new unit that will focus on growing the business and advancing its mission through strategic equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.

ETS STRATEGIC CAPITAL Investments • Partnerships • M&A

ETS Strategic Capital will broaden, expand and diversify ETS’s offering in assessment, learning and development for K-12, higher education, and corporations. With this mandate, ETS Strategic Capital is actively seeking transactions to establish a global portfolio of innovative education companies that will have both a positive financial and strategic impact.  

“We’ve reached a pivotal point in the ongoing evolution of education — there is a fundamental change in how educational services are delivered, how tools

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RPP Products Opens 180,000 Square Foot Facility in Butler, Creates 40+ Jobs

—RPP Products CEO Eric Zwigart brings part of $150 million company to his hometown, adding a second location within an hour of Pittsburgh—

—RPP celebrates national expansion with grand opening event and 1,000+ gallons of hand sanitizer donations to local homeless shelters, first responders and schools—

BUTLER, Penn., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RPP Products today announced the grand opening of its 180,000 square foot facility in Butler, PA, marking the company’s fifth location nationwide and second within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh (another facility is located in the Akron, OH area). To celebrate the milestone, the company held a Grand Opening event with employees, partners, business and community leaders, local non-profit organizations and first responders. RPP Products also announced 40-plus new Warehouse/Production Associate job openings at the Butler facility.

“As a Pittsburgh native, our growth in Butler County is very personal to me,” said Eric Zwigart, CEO of

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Domino’s creates 5,000 more UK jobs



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Domino’s has revealed it is creating 5,000 jobs as it continues to benefit from people staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The new positions will include pizza chefs, customer service workers and delivery drivers, and are on top of the 6,000 jobs Domino’s said it has already created since the start of the pandemic.

Domino’s remained open throughout lockdown and, at the height of the restrictions, claimed that the Government had ‘asked Domino’s stores to remain open and provide local communities freshly made pizza to help boost morale and keep people safe at home’. 

Bosses said they would also create 1,000 apprenticeship positions under the Government’s new Kickstart scheme, with ‘ambitious individuals’ given the opportunity to apply for permanent roles following a six-month placement. 

Chief executive Dominic Paul said: ‘It was a privilege to keep our stores open during Covid-19 and to now

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COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Professional Gap Year Job Opportunity For Young American Special Education Teachers And Therapists

For over 12 years, Apex Social has matched European graduates in care professional fields such as education, therapy, and nursing with American and Australian host families. Now young American teachers and therapists can also benefit from this unique experiential learning job opportunity. The caregivers are fully integrated within their host families and the child’s interdisciplinary education or therapy team, which allows them to learn about new concepts and methods, which they will be able to utilize in their future careers.

“I’ve learned so much by being able to live and work with a child who has special needs on a daily basis, versus as a therapist, when I’d only see a client for thirty minutes once a week,” said Sabrina Kempkes, an Apex Social care professional from Germany currently living with a family in Los Angeles. “I’ve gained a greater understanding of how treatment can be incorporated into

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Well-Safe Creates 100 New Jobs with Rig Buy

This article was first published on Rigzone here

Well-Safe Solutions revealed Monday that it has acquired the West Epsilon jack-up rig from Seadrill to bolster its bespoke decommissioning fleet.

The investment will lead to the creation of around 100 new jobs, according to Well-Safe’s chief executive officer, Phil Milton, who said the acquisition strengthens the company’s offering.

Well-Safe outlined that it will start work immediately on the rig, which has been renamed Well-Safe Protector, to undertake an upgrade and modification program. In early 2021, the unit is expected to be ready to be deployed specifically for enhanced plug and abandonment projects.

“The acquisition of this asset allows us to continue to deliver our vision and the business model that we set out to deliver to the industry, giving us the ability to cover both subsea wells and multiple platform projects,” Milton said in a company statement.

“We have remained focussed

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LG creates battery-powered face mask it calls a ‘wearable air purifier’

LG has unveiled a new face mask which includes built-in fans and filters to create what the company is calling a “wearable air purifier”.

The battery-powered mask includes two H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in home air purifying products, as well as dual fans and a patented respiratory sensor to adjust the fan speed in line with the wearer’s breathing speed.

Called the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, LG says the device enables the user to breathe clean air both indoors and outside.

The battery can last up to eight hours on a single charge, and the device comes with a case which houses UV-LED lights that kill germs between uses, while the case can also send alerts to an LG app to notify the user when the air filters need to be replaced, LG said.

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The mask includes replaceable air filters (LG)

LG said the mask could help

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West Texas A&M creates a model to bring higher education to America’s smallest communities

It is not often a graduation ceremony comes to the student. And the number of times a ceremony that includes West Texas A&M University president Walter Wendler and four other top administrators driving 436 miles round-trip to present a bachelor’s degree to a graduate can be counted on one finger.

But there they were on the first Wednesday of September, burning up Interstate 20 and U.S. 84 to Roscoe, a town of 1,285 located 50 miles west of Abilene. Awaiting them, among others, was 19-year-old Amanda Sanchez.

There was a method to their mileage.

“We’re here to serve the communities that make up the Panhandle and South Plains,” Wendler said. “We’re not offering a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What we’re trying to do if a student is interested in working hard and has a chance to gain a college education, we want to be here

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SEC creates voter education program to stress the importance of voting | LSU

Two weeks after a league-wide council dedicated to racial equity and social justice was launched, the Southeastern Conference has created a voter education and participation program for the league’s schools.

The SEC announced Thursday morning that its Voter Education and Participation Program will support engagement of the league’s players, coaches and staff in the November general election and other local, state and federal elections.

The program will stress the importance of voting, and it requires every SEC athletic department to provide educational sessions, resources and access to campus or community experts.

Ed Orgeron one of 13 named to Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award watch list

According to the SEC’s news release, the NCAA Division I Council is considering a recommendation to boost encouragement for voting by designating the first Tuesday after Nov. 1 of each year as a mandatory off day from countable athletically related activities.

The SEC

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